Wow Captain, you've been busy on the posting front, I really think you'd like "Planet of the Vampires", like I said its basically another gothic horror but in space, Bava's legendary lighting is in full swing to give the alien planet some atmosphere and the ending is just great, it was released by the Italians and Americans, the Italian disc has slightly more footage but is in Italian with subtitles wheras the American disc is mildly cut and has an English dub, as to my favourite Bava it would have to be "Kill Baby... Kill!" which I felt was his most atmospheric followed by "Twitch of the Death Nerve" (don't you just love that alternate title?) which is one of the coolest gore films ever.
There's definitely something about "Nude for Satan", its not actually that great but I find myself always enjoying it, maybe its because its the only example I can think of of the stylish ways of Bava meeting the absurd trashy appeal of Andrea Bianchi, I'd be lying if I said I knew why I liked it, its one of those films I never know how to explain my appreciation for.
Speaking of Mexican horror films I recently saw "Brainiac", it was okay but doesn't live up to its apparant reputation, its fun in its own way but I think most people enjoy laughing at it rather than just enjoying it and I've never really understood or related to that mentality to films, it just drives me nuts to be honest.
I think you'll like "The Iron Rose", unfortunately it wasn't put out by Encore so the best option by far is the Blu-ray, as to Blu-rays of older films they can look better than DVD but between the best DVD's and Blu-ray I can say honestly the difference is noticable but not huge like the jump between VHS and DVD.
Don't call yourself sad for visiting the apartment, "All the Colors of the Dark" is one of my favourites too, was the flat still the same or did they remodel it? I must admit I don't leave Aberdeen very often as I don't like travel so I've yet to actually visit anything of cinematic significance but I imagine it would be quite a fun yet odd experience to be standing somewhere you're used to only seeing onscreen.
I'd recommend against paying an extortionate fee for the out of print tin of "The Beyond" especially since Grindhouse are about to re-release it on Blu-ray with a better transfer and possibly with the colour correct golden yellow prologue as opposed to the sepia one accidentally used on their old transfer, as to Arrow's attempt on the film its the biggest waste of money a fan could make.
I'm the complete opposite of you, I love Fenech but have never understood the hype surrounding Bolkan, I think we can both agree Barbara Bouchet is one of the best actresses in the genre though. I thought "Footprints" was great and Shameless did a great job putting the film back together, Ivan Rassimov was in "All the Colors of the Dark", he was cast in most of Martino's giallo along with Edwige Fenech and George Hilton, Sergio's brother Luciano always produced and Ernesto Gastaldi was usually the writer so I guess he found a crew that worked well and stuck with it.
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